On deck, as PAYNE is helped off the ladder by BURLEY.

1. BURLEY/small: Still as the grave, Mister Payne, sir.


Wider, PAYNE looking around. CALLOW and BARCLAY are now visible with BURLEY — CALLOW and BARCLAY have their weapons readied, standing guard, looking around, suspicious and nervous.

2. PAYNE/small: Which soon it may be, Sarge…


PAYNE turns to see that BEAUFORT has come off the ladder, the GENTLEMAN RIFLEMAN behind him.

3. PAYNE/small: …which soon it may well be.

4. PAYNE/small: Myron, take to the main mast, you shall have your best shot from on high should it be needed.